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point crews were on the roof to get to hot spots. >>> president obama is set to make his first post-election comments today about actions needed to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. tahman bradley is in washington and joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning. shortly after president obama was reelected, he called congressional leaders to talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. it is a major issue that needs to be resolveed by the end of the year. democrats and republicans say they are willing to talk but there's major hurdles. showdown looming, as democrats and republicans strike a conciliatory tone post-election both sides are set to collide over taxes. >> raising tax rates unacceptable. and it couldn't even pass the house. >> reporter: in an interview house speaker boehner drew a hard-line on raising taxes but opened the door to raising more revenue. >> i would do that, if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. >> reporter: democrats think the president has a mandate to raise taxes on families making more than $250,0
we take a look at what's happening. >>> on election night governor jerry brown celebrated the passage of proposition 30. 54% of voters decided to raise income taxes on the stat's top earners and agreed to a hike in sales taxes. >> we think the recent tax package that was passed that really targets what we call high performers or producers from an economic perspective is going to really start to dislodge the serial ceo management and places in places like silicon valley. >> in a bid to turn it into opportunity. the greater phoenix council launched a new ram this week aimed at luring california companies away. >> we think it will happen. north carolina, texas, south carolina will be in the target talking to california businesses. we want to present a greater opportunity for phoenix. >> the phoenix group hopes to fly in 50ceos. they are interested in luring leaders of companies with 200 employees or more to intro them to arizona's lower tax structure. >> we would encourage them to go because once they go to a place like that they will say this isn't, you know, this isn't certainly what i
in tuesday's election, -- one of four who vote give the sheriff his job back. mirkarimi was suspended following a domestic violence incident involving his wife before he was resainted. >>> president obama and congressional -- leaders barely have time to cap their breath. the fiscal cliff that threatens to throw u.s. economy back into recession. katie marzullo live in the newsroom in is going to take compromise. >> reporter: -- skeptical they are going to do it, lawmakers have not found much common ground over the past four years washington remains almost unchanged after the election. president obama has already talked with the top four leaders in the house and senate on the phone from chicago before returning to the white house last night that includes house speaker ran john boehner. he says his party is willing to consider tax increases only under the right circumstances which include fewer tax loopholes and simpler, fairer tax code. right now all sides are laying out opening arguments for negotiations that are to come. they need to avoid severe and automatic government spending cuts
>>> newly elected bay area councilmember in intensive care treated for meningitis. gary bell is you ever something a setback after winning a seat on the council last week. he got sick days before the election was able to leave the hospital to attend his victory party. he's -- >> today california state university leaders are considering what to do about undergrads who overstay their welcome they are called super seniors. the board is expected to discuss a proposal to charge hefty fees for students who have completed five years of fulltime graduate work. the board is expected to vote on the proposal tomorrow. >>> san mateo police starting new program to prevent traffic, bike and pedestrian injuries and death. department has received a $60,000 grant from california to fund special activities for one year, cracking down on -- the department plans to identify the worst dui offenders, conduct stakeouts and revoke licenses. >>> another delay in opening of tunnel. 300 million dollar project was supposed to be finished in 2010. caltrans estimated late 2012 opening. now it says the tunnel won't op
's first news conference since the election is scheduled for this morning at 10:30 our time we'll carry it live here on abc7. another conference we are watching decision day for nancy pelosi, she will announce at 7:00 this morning our time, whether she will continue as house minority leader. some insiders believe it will be easier for president obama to negotiate with republicans if the 72-year-old congresswoman is out of the picture. >>> 5:38. did you like the weather yesterday? >> yeah, i thought i was nice. >> if you define nice as warm, we'll turn it up a notch more. >> let's find out from mike what it is going to be like. >>> good morning. cloud cover out there on live doppler, no radar returns, little fog developing still around santa rosa, rest of us are fine this morning. as far as temperatures, still in the 40s and 50s with half moon bay down to 57, 54 in san francisco, 56 in oakland, 45 in san jose one of the cooler spots close to 30s fairfield, 40° right now, 41 napa and santa rosa, high clouds and sun just like yesterday, temperatures above average from the 40s and 50s at 7
taste this soup. >> topping our news this half-hour, the election is behind them but the debate between republicans and democrats on taxes is just getting started. president obama meets with congressional leaders next week to decide which americans should get tax cuts and which, if any, should be taxed more. in his weekly address the president says the election showed support for a balanced approach, one that extends tax cuts for the middle class burks he won't accept a plan that doesn't and the wealthiest americans to pay more. republican response from house speaker john boehner said proposed tax hikes on small business owners would cost america hundreds of jobs. >> can't just cut our way to pros peerty. if we are serious,we have to combine cuts with revenue and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. >> here's the problem with that. raising those rates on january 1st would, according to the independent firm earns and young, destroy 700,000 american jobs. that's because many of those hit by the tax increase are small business owners. >>> the white hous
't a long distance from her home. >>> election officials still hand-counting provisional ballots to determine a winner the supervisor's race. school board president was leading by 29 votes saturday. by yesterday that slim lead narrowed to 20 votes, more than 22,000 ballots have been counted in the rank choice race that covers the area west of twin peaks to the zoo. >>> san leandro's new garage opens today with city leaders and merchants hoping it will boost business downtown the four story garage offers nearly 400 spaces. 50% larger than the 19 70s era garage it replaced. san leandro's mayor say it will play a critical role enhancing downtown shopping. >>> some off today for the holiday. >> mike is your one-stop source. >>> i would plan outdoor activities warmer today, a little shower now moving through the north bay that is a little bit moving through the north bay it is going to keep moving heading towards vacaville, dixon, davis, wood land, possibly sacramento the bulk of the storm is north, we are on the tail end that front going to stall to our north and keep sprinkle in the
before the election last we'll be. parts of new york and new jersey are still without power, consolidated edison and long island power company have received subpoenas from the new york state attorney general investigating their response to the storm and how they handled storm victims. >>> on capitol hill, lawmakers continue their meeting behind closed doors today with top fbi and cia officials over what led to the resignation of david petraeus. petraeus resigned last week after admitting to an extramarital affair with paula broadwell discovered during an fbi investigation of harassing e-mails allegedly sent by broadwell to jill kelley. federal law enforcement official says broadwell also sent e-mails to senior military officials in an attempt to undermine kelley who she saw as a rival. petraeus set to testify tomorrow morning on the u.s. consulate attack in libya. the fbi is also investigating broadwell's possession of classified documents and whether or not she could have those documents. >>> we were also talking about crews in daly city working on the hillside how many hours might they
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